Chaim of Volozhin

Polish Jewish rabbi, Talmudist and ethicist

1749   -   1821

country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
occupation: philosopher, theologian, rabbi
student of: Vilna Gaon

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Chaim of Volozhin (also known as Chaim ben Yitzchok of Volozhin or Chaim Ickovits; January 21, 1749 – June 14, 1821) was a rabbi, Talmudist, and ethicist. Popularly known as "Reb Chaim Volozhiner" or simply as "Reb Chaim", he was born in Volozhin (a.k.a. Vałožyn or Valozhyn) when it was a part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He died there while it was under the control of the Russian Empire. The title of his major work is Nefesh Ha-Chaim.
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